CEHHS leadership change
Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams is appointed to the position of Interim Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and Dr. Stein Brunvand is appointed as Interim Associate Dean.
DEARBORN .- On June 28, 2017, UM-Dearborn Provost Catherine A. Davy announced that Dr. Janine Janosky stepped down from her position as Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Provost Davy appointed Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams to the position of Interim Dean of the college, effective July 1, 2017. Pending Regental approval, the term is two years, ending June 20, 2019.
As part of the same transition in leadership, Dr. Stein Brunvand has been appointed as Interim Associate Dean, pending Regental approval. Dr. Brunvand's appointment is effective from July 10, 2017 through June 30, 2019.
Find below the full text of the announcements from the Provost Office.
College of Education, Health, and Human Services Leadership Change
I write to share with you some good news pertaining to one of the campus’s academic deans. As many of you know, Dean Janine Janosky came to UM-Dearborn with an extraordinary record of research productivity. Not surprisingly, a number of additional opportunities for further research activity have come her way. Dean Janosky has decided to step down from the deanship to devote her time and attention to pursuing these opportunities and growing her already robust research agenda. Dean Janosky’s leave begins July 1st.
Upon entering UM-Dearborn, the new dean’s mandate was to build a college. Dean Janosky has successfully met this goal, skillfully building upon the strength and potential of the former School of Education and bringing to fruition an exciting new college at the intersection of education with the fields of health and human services. As I have shared with Dean Janosky, I have great admiration for her accomplishment. Thanks to Dean Janosky, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is well positioned to flourish and attain its next level of excellence.
Of her many other accomplishments, two stand out in particular: Dean Janosky championed a University of Michigan-Dearborn and Beaumont Health System partnership to establish a Center for Autism. Housed in the building shared by UM-Dearborn's Early Childhood Education Center and Beaumont's Center for Exceptional Families, the initiative will be funded over three years through a $750,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Dean Janosky also provided leadership in creating the Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity, which received the Breakthrough Award from the Greater Detroit Area Health Council.
Please join me in thanking and congratulating Dean Janine Janosky for her contributions to our campus. Join me also in wishing Dean Janosky all the best for her research leave.
Catherine A. Davy
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
College of Education, Health, and Human Services Leadership Change #2
Dear Campus Colleagues,
Following on from my earlier announcement regarding Dean Janosky’s upcoming leave, I am writing about the transition in leadership. I have appointed Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams to the position of Interim Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS), effective July 1, 2017. Pending Regental approval, the term is two years, ending June 30, 2019.
Dr. Lampkin-Williams holds a B.S.W. and M.S.W. from the Indiana University School of Social Work and a Ph.D. from Clark Atlanta University. Her doctoral dissertation addresses issues in the field of educational technology. She is a specialist in policy, planning, administration, and the use of technology in post-secondary education. Ann brings to this position a wealth of knowledge and a proven commitment to equity and inclusion. She has successfully served in a variety of interim roles during her time at the university and worked productively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators in a number of capacities across the campus. The leadership she provided on the Global Learning Advisory Council represents only one of her many contributions to important academic initiatives.
As Interim Dean, Dr. Lampkin-Williams will partner with faculty and staff to collaboratively:
- Strengthen a common sense of purpose within CEHHS and among the college’s stakeholders
- Develop a shared, compelling vision for the college going forward
- Foster a transparent, collegial, honest, and inclusive climate
- Create a strategic plan for the college that aligns with the strategic direction of the university
- Ensure the college is prepared for the upcoming Higher Learning Commission visit
- Support compliance with accreditation policies and procedures
- Identify and strengthen external partnerships and collaborations
- Collaborate with the School of Social Work in Ann Arbor
- Explore the possibility of developing graduate program pathways with UM-Ann Arbor and Flint
- Ensure a successful transition of the college to a new dean (Spring/Summer of 2019)
Finally, Interim Dean Lampkin-Williams will continue to serve in the role of Interim Director for the Center for Disparity and Equity Solutions until such time as other arrangements can be made.
I am delighted Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams will serve CEHHS in this important leadership role at a critical juncture for the college.
Please join me in welcoming Ann to CEHHS and wishing her all the very best in her new role.
Catherine A. Davy
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
College of Education, Health, and Human Services Change #3
Dear CEHHS Colleagues,
I am humbled and pleased to have the opportunity to serve as your Interim Dean, and I look forward to partnering with you and advocating for you as we work together to advance the college’s strategic mission.
I am delighted to announce that I have recommended Dr. Stein Brunvand to the Provost for appointment as Interim Associate Dean, pending Regental approval. The Provost has discussed this with the members of the Executive Committee and has given her full support for this appointment. Stein’s appointment will be effective from July 10, 2017 through June 30, 2019.
Stein’s disciplinary field is educational technology. His expertise in online teaching and learning has benefitted the campus through his role in digital education initiatives. He earned a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from University of Michigan and B.S. in Telecommunications from Michigan State. His research has been published in a number of scholarly journals. Stein is known around campus for his work on the Assessment and Online Subcommittees of UCDC, the University Budget Committee, and with the Hub for Teaching and Learning Resources.
For the past year, Stein has served as the campus’s inaugural Provost Faculty Fellow, working to advance academic initiatives. As an associate professor in CEHHS, Stein also continued to serve the college as Director of Master’s Degree Programs.
I am excited about the opportunity to serve in college leadership at this important time and, in partnership with Stein, I am confident that we can work collaboratively with the entire faculty and staff to advance the strategic priorities of the college.